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ID: 500115208
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Record Type: Person
Langenheim, William (American and German photographer, 1807-1874)

Note: Born 23 February 1807; died 4 May 1874. William Langenheim emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1834, and in 1840, the Langenheim brothers, William and Frederick, opened a daguerreotype studio called "W. & F. Langenheim" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1845, the brothers took the first daguerreotypes of Niagara Falls, New York. In 1849, the Langenheims adopted the negative on glass process invented by Niépce de Saint-Victor. The process, which produced lantern slides, was renamed "hyalotype" by the Langenheims. It was also in this year that the brothers purchased the U.S. patent for the talbotype from William Henry Fox Talbot, though they were unsuccessful in selling the rights to American photographers. In 1850, the Langenheim brothers were among the first photographers to introduce stereoscopy to the United States. They were also the first American producers and retailers of stereocards.

Names:
Langenheim, William (preferred,V,index)
William Langenheim (V,display)
Langenheim, Ernst Wilhelm Friedreich (V)
Langenheim, William Paul (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
daguerreotypist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Brunswick (Lower Saxony, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1840-1874  Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner in ....  Langenheim, W. & F.  from 1840 to 1874
..................  (American photography studio, 1840-1874) [500033352]
sibling of ....  Langenheim, Frederick  
..................  (American photographer, 1809-1879) [500030766]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Langenheim, William (I)

Biographies:
(American and German photographer, 1807-1874) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer, 1807-1874) ..... [BHA]
(American and German photographer; born Brunswick (Germany), 1807; died Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States), 1874) ..... [CCA]
(American (b. Germany), 1807-1874 (also Langenheim Brothers, also American Sterocopic Company, daguerreotypist)) ..... [JPGM]
(American daguerreotypist, photographer, 1807-1874, born in Germany) ..... [VP]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Langenheim, Ernst Wilhelm Friedreich ........ [CCA]
........................................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Langenheim, William ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
........................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Langenheim, William Paul ........ [CCA]
.................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
William Langenheim ........ [CCA, VP]
......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
......................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n93008354
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n93008354
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Matthews, Early Photographs (1973)
....................  MoMA photography catalog (n.d.)
....................  Newhall, Daguerreotype in America (1976) 148
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Pierson and Davidson, Arts in the United States (1966)
....................  Rudisill, Mirror Image (1971)
....................  Welling, Photography in America (1978)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
.......... Welling, Photography in America (1978)
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